The Guest List by Lucy Foley

  Cori’s Pick: The Guest List by Lucy Foley Full disclosure: I totally picked this one up based on the reviews, comparing it to the work of the mystery and suspense queen herself, Agatha Christie.  And I’ll tell you what, it did not disappoint! For some reason with the thriller and suspense novels I read,…

A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight

Cori’s Pick: A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight A Good Marriage is Kimberly McCreight’s second novel set in Park Slope, Brooklyn – the first was Reconstructing Amelia (2013), which I immediately requested after finishing A Good Marriage! I’m going to keep this one short, because I’m not going to spoil ANYTHING for you!  This is…

The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley

Cori’s Pick: The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley It’s the first of June and the start of summer is just a few weeks away.  I’m counting on it for a fresh start – anyone else?  In my book preferences I’m still bouncing between deeper literary reads, non-fiction, and books like this one that just make…

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Cori’s Pick: Normal People by Sally Rooney This book was published April 2019 and I don’t recollect a ton of buzz about it back then.  But then a couple of months ago, I started hearing about it more and more.  Come to find out, it was released as a Hulu original series in April 2020. …

The Adventurer’s Son

Cori’s Pick: The Adventurer’s Son by Roman Dial  The Adventurer’s Son is a memoir, written by Roman Dial.  Roman is a professor, biologist, legendary Alaskan explorer, and National Geographic Explorer.  And until the publication of this book (February 2020), the only other book he had written was a how-to guide on packrafting. Roman and his…

My Oxford Year

Cori’s Pick: My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan Did you read the JoJo Moyes Me Before You trilogy?  Did you love it?  If so, I highly recommend you snatch up Julia Whelan’s tasty debut (April, 2018), sit back and prepare to laugh and perhaps shed a tear – no spoilers here, but for me, the…

The Gifted School

Cori’s Pick: The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger Wow.  What a timely read!  This book was published in July of 2019 – which coincidentally was just a few months after the massive college admission cheating scandal of a couple of famous actresses (Ms Huffman, Ms Loughlin – we’re talkin’ about you). This is a juicy,…

The Herd

Cori’s Pick: The Herd by Andrea Bartz THE HERD is a glamorous, women-only co-working space in New York, founded by THE HERD’s fearless leader, Eleanor Walsh.  Eleanor has surrounded herself with two of her best friends from childhood to make this co-working space a wild success and is flattered when a third friend moves back…

Love on Lexington Avenue

Cori’s Pick: Love on Lexington Avenue by Lauren Layne I’ve been reading some more ‘literary’ fiction lately and was feeling like I needed to change it up a bit.  I picked up this book without realizing it was the second book of The Central Park Pact Series, so I read the series out of order. …

Such a Fun Age

Cori’s Pick: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Have you read this book?  I desperately need to chat with people about this book.  Such a Fun Age is Kiley Reid’s debut novel and has received lots of hype, and rightly so.  It is relevant in painting a portrait of race and class in contemporary…